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Jerry Wilson



Jerry Wilson 74, born in Mounds City, Missouri to Forest and Grace Wilson on February 8, 1939, died on December 12, 2013 in his home.

He was a long time resident of Wapato and graduated from Wapato High School in 1957.

Jerry worked on the Green Chain at Boise Cascade then at Wapato Thriftway. He then joined the Wapato Police Department from which he retired.

Jerry is survived by his girls Jerrilyn (John) Makins and JuLeen Zites of Yakima. Jeanette (Jeff) Day of Covington, JoAnne (Kenny) Silbernagel of Buckley and Jacquelyn (Dan) Nickoloff of Moxee. His brother Forrest (Eileen) Wilson, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Theresa and Phyllis Wilson and his four pawed pals Todd Lee and Flash.

Dad did not have much to leave for us girls and our families and we were not allowed to receive the items he wanted his family to have. However, in his final year he was making amends and he made sure to let us girls know he loved us and he had always regretted leaving mom and his five daughters, also known as his five boys Tom, Willy, Jo, Charlie and Jack.

Jerry's greatest passion in life was hunting and fishing. He was a member of Hunting-Washington as member #20 Jerbear.

A memorial and Birthday Celebration will be held on February 8, 2014, 2 p.m. at Trinity Family Fellowship, 606 S. 13th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902. In keeping with dad's traditional dress code, we ask that you wear faded jeans and either a flannel or camouflage shirt.

We would like to thank our mom for her support, encouragement and willingness to help us plan and pay for our dad's memorial.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to

(Revised obituary)


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